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It is also faster, can carry four crew members instead of just three like the previous boat and has a combined radar and chart plotter, as well as a radio direction finder previously only found on all-weather lifeboats, to help in poor weather conditions.
Radio Direction Finders (RDFs) were once the primary method for ships and aircraft to navigate; most of us have seen pictures of World War II airplanes with the familiar loop antenna projecting out of the fuselage, ready to direct the fighter or bomber home after a mission.
Becker Avionics' SAR MAN-PACK is a mobile, full featured Multi-Band Radio Direction Finder capable of operating in the Aviation VHF/UHF band, Marine band and COSPAS-SARSAT 406Mhz band.
Becker Enhances Search & Rescue Radio Direction Finder Systems for U.